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SubjectRe: 2.6.32-rc6 BUG at mm/slab.c:2869!
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 02:02:49PM +0200, Vegard Nossum wrote:
> > I'll try that and kmemcheck next.
> Hm, I'm afraid kmemcheck gives some known false positives related to
> bitfields in ext4 code, so in the case that something turned up, it
> might be hard to distinguish it from those false positives.

Well I didn't get anything from ext4 so far. I did hit one with

WARNING: kmemcheck: Caught 32-bit read from freed memory (f34a443c)
a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a f f f f f f f f

Pid: 2745, comm: fsck.ext4 Not tainted (2.6.31-rc6 #2) MacBook1,1
EIP: 0060:[<c10f3656>] EFLAGS: 00010217 CPU: 0
EIP is at inotify_handle_event+0x76/0xc0
EAX: f34a443c EBX: f34a4438 ECX: 00000000 EDX: f6732000
ESI: f6559764 EDI: 00000000 EBP: f6733f0c ESP: c1527450
DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0033 SS: 0068
CR0: 8005003b CR2: f6c046d4 CR3: 367fb000 CR4: 000026d0
DR0: 00000000 DR1: 00000000 DR2: 00000000 DR3: 00000000
DR6: ffff4ff0 DR7: 00000400
[<c10f0d78>] fsnotify+0xa8/0x130
[<c10c5e11>] __fput+0xb1/0x1e0
[<c10c5f55>] fput+0x15/0x20
[<c10c2ca7>] filp_close+0x47/0x80
[<c10c2d54>] sys_close+0x74/0xc0
[<c1002ec8>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x36
[<ffffffff>] 0xffffffff

I think that is list_empty() here where %eax is list_head
and event_list->next is the read location... which definitely
doesn't look like a pointer, if I'm reading it correctly.


/* did event_priv get attached? */
if (list_empty(&fsn_event_priv->event_list))
143: 8d 43 04 lea 0x4(%ebx),%eax

event_priv = kmem_cache_alloc(event_priv_cachep, GFP_KERNEL);
if (unlikely(!event_priv))
return -ENOMEM;

fsn_event_priv = &event_priv->fsnotify_event_priv_data;
146: 39 43 04 cmp %eax,0x4(%ebx) <=== read here
149: 74 1d je 168 <inotify_handle_event+0x98>

Bob Copeland %%

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